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  1. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi all - I need some amp advice. I currently have a vox ad15 and after 4 years with it, it's time for a change. Some background, i play only at home in an apt, looking for nice cleans and a 80's metal distorted tone. I don't like any of the other modelers out there. Looking at the following...
  2. Polls
    Hi, Do you prefer transistor amps, or tube equipped ones? I checked out the amp guide, but there was nothing there (I couldn't find anything when I did a search). I know not much about this particular subject, so I thought I'd post this poll. Also, maybe it turns out as something interesting...
  3. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I gotta say, the demo clips on their site are very impressive, and the speakers themselves are $45 each. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with them.
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Getting a used 1527 Prestige (the older one with the sparkly black finish). It has the standard Ibz pups which are not bad, but a bit over the top bass boost wise. So I want something more versatile, but I have no clue. I was thinking Blaze perhabs or rather AirNorton7 / ToneZone7 mix? Shoot...
  5. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey guys, just wondering, I would like to try a few different pre-amp tubes in my Soldano HR-100+, to see if I like the sound a little better. I am one of those guys who are stuck in the eighties. I am looking for the Nuno, Lynch sort of nasty sound. Any recommendations on a pre-amp tube for...
  6. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I´m about to buy a Mesa Triple Rectifier and as most of you already know, these monsters plays LOUD at 150 watts. Much too loud for basement practice unless you live alone 10 miles out in the desert, which is not my situation. I just read about this little device called THD Hot Plate Power...
  7. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I can't find a straight answer, but everywhere I search, it seems like 5881 is another name for a 6L6. I have a Carvin V3 and am looking to swap tubes soon. I have the stock groove tubes EL34s, and I can't decided what I want. The bias switch has a place for 5881, 6L6, or EL34. I love the tone...
  8. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I thought I had found the ideal in the fender supersonic, but it doesnt seem to sound that good at gigging volumes on the clean channels, vibrolux expecially. Anybody used the peavey xxx 40 with effects? What are the clean sounds like? should i just sell one of the kids and get a mesa...
  9. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    White korina body with a mappa burl top, Dimarzios (Air Norton/ Cruiser / Evo 2) with coil tap, Sperzel locking tuners, maple neck with flame maple fretboard and mirror vine inlays (green stem, chrome leaves), tonepros string thru body bridge. The disclaimer goes again that my builder doesnt...
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi all - I want to pick up a small tube amp for my apartment as i grow weary of my vox ad15. I need it for cleans; i'll use a pedal for any of the heavier stuff. So i'm looking at the following in terms of new/available amps: Epiphone Valve Special Peavey Royal 8 On the used market, looking...
  11. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Anyone tried one of these ? if so whats your view on it.
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    ...not a huge active pup fan by any means, but I was considering checking in on one of those new Schecter Blackjack ATX deals...anybody have any commentary on these Duncans?
  13. Pickups & wiring
    Hi all, I was checking around for good neck pickup to match up my X2N bridge. When browsing through DiMarzio site, I saw this D Activator-X Neck pickup which has just the same look as the X2N. So without much thinking I purchased one... it's on the way arriving the 18th this month. Has anyone...
  14. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Something like a Mesa Express 5:25 but doesn't break the bank.
  15. Pickups & wiring
    I saw you had a Lawrence L-500. Have you played the XL500? Can you get similuar Nuno tones with it. I've heard clips that sound darn close to Nuno using the XL500. I ask because a friend has one he wants to get rid of cheap. I like the tone of Lawrence's and how they can go from Dimes tone to...
  16. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Basically I've got the XT live and I've got some killer sounds out of it, the thing is, it's damn bulky for the space that I've got it in, so I'm thinking I may pick up a regular pod of some variety. A couple of questions: 1. Can I transfer my saved sounds without buying any new packs (or...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I've been looking for a good lower wattage amp and I read a pretty good review on this in guitar world. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it and could post a quick review. I'm also looking for some good sound clips so if anyone owns one and wants to post something that would be...
  18. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey all, this is my 2nd attempt at posting as my first went into the bit bucket somewhere. I have a 1984 Ibanez Roadstar III RS440 model. It's Deep Purple in color. I've had it about 7 or 8 years now and haven't really played it because the pickups were noisy and scratchy and all around not...
  19. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    I want an all-tube practice amp with the specs in the title, think you guys could make help me out? I tried the Laney LC15, wasn't impressed, not sure about the Laney VC15 though. Either way, I'm looking for more of an American sound, not a fan of British crunch tones. How does their Lionheart...
  20. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Does anyone have one of these?(15 watt) I bought one along with my new guitar in december, its recently stopped functioning properly so Im sending it back. Im not sure they will allow me to replace it for the stadard series model but I was already having doubts because of some of the comments...
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